One blissful thing admidst a whole lot of drudgery.

Bryan and I have been tackling the 4 boxes of apples plucked from our trees this year. They have been doing nicely in our garage for a now, but if we wait any longer they will be rotten and not fit for consumption. We have been taking the less than …

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The Master Bedroom

I have been working on my bedroom since this summer.  This is what I have so far.  I am planning on adding some more texture and a few decor items as time and money permits.  I am pleased with what we have so far. ... See my Tabblo>

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October Pics

On October 18 we went to Haywire Farms in Pasco, WA.  We played on a hay pyramid, a hay maze, a corn maze, rode the cow train, went on a hay ride, saw a huge boar and a small llama, and played in big tubs of wheat. ... See my Tabblo …

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The Projects

I am actually glad for the rainy season so I can have an excuse to not do anymore furniture. These have turned out well though!

This is the 70 or 80 year old hutch that came our way last month.  It once was hunter green (notice the interior behind the …

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Why I have been busy this month

1) Micah’s Dresser: It looks and ACTS brand new. Amazing how different it looks after a lot of sanding, re-gluing, 4 coats of paint, 2 coats of finish, and new handles. Even Bryan doesn’t hate this piece of furniture anymore. It took me a few WEEKS to get …

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Halloween

I do so love dressing up for Halloween. I especially love coming up with the costumes. This year, I wasn’t really coming up with much other than one main idea that the kids did not go for (I wanted us all to be AVATAR Characters) so I was stumped …

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Humility is...

Still swimming slower than your friend in the next lane over who had a baby less than three weeks ago.

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Already Voted

Our Washington mail-in ballots are awesome. Ours came in the mail last week and Ily and I sat down and in a relaxed manner did a little study of the issues and candidates, and then voted in the comfort of our homes. That’s right, we are done. Even better …

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Lego Mindstorms

Isaac worked hard all summer mowing the lawn and saving money so that he could buy half a Lego Mindstorms NXT set. I bought the other half. Equally sharing in ownership, we are pretty evenly sharing in the enjoyment as well. Legos and robots. Could a more awesome combination exist …

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Busy saving money

During this economic downturn and era of expensive gas we have been trying to save some money. How you ask? Well, for starters I am teaching my own child preschool. I actually do a co-op with some other gals and we take turns teaching all of the kids. Next week …

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